September Meeting: Peer-Led Resume Workshop

This month we’ll have a peer-led resume workshop!

Dust off those resumes and bring them to share with the group! We’ll review as many resumes as possible, giving thoughtful and constructive feedback. If you would like your resume reviewed, please come with at least a complete draft.

  • When: Tuesday (9/24) @ 7pm
  • Where: 1120 NW Couch St., Suite 320, Portland, Oregon 97209, US
  • Calagator (w/ map): http://calagator.org/events/1250464716

Attendance Notes

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

To keep the gender balance conducive to our goals, men are welcome at CnS meetings when accompanied by a self-identified female/genderqueer member of the group. Accompanied children of all genders are welcomed.

Please, no fragrances (perfumes, scented lotions, etc.), to make our meetings welcoming to those with chemical sensitivities.

November Meeting: Show & Tell

We’ve had to postpose “The Logic of Programs” until January, so we’ll have a Show & Tell instead! That means each of you will have a few minutes to show off something of your choosing. It can be a recent work project, something you’re working on for fun, or something you would like feedback on. Never spoken at Code ‘n’ Splode? This is a great way to start!

Please, no fragrances (perfumes, scented lotions, etc.), to make our meetings welcoming to those with chemical sensitivities.

 

October Meeting: Techy Sexagenarians

Jen Davidson will present this month on her research regarding Tecy Sexagenarians.

What are you going to do when you retire? Contribute to open source software, right? Do all those side-projects you never get around to doing while working? The first generation of programmers are retiring right now, and I plan to examine their experience contributing to open source software. Most open source communities are notoriously homogeneous, dominated by 20-30something white males. Through my research, I hope to provide open source communities with a proposal for involving older adults. During the talk, I’ll go over my research goals, how I plan meet those goals, and discuss some of the human-computer interaction research methods that I’m using. If you want to know more about life as a computer science/human-computer interaction PhD student, we can talk about that too.

Please, no fragrances (perfumes, scented lotions, etc.), to make our meetings welcoming to those with chemical sensitivities.

 

September Meeting: IRC How To

Lots of open source projects and companies rely on IRC for internal communication, but many people don’t feel comfortable using it. Christie Koehler will present a hands-on guide for getting up and running with IRC.

Please, no fragrances (perfumes, scented lotions, etc.), to make our meetings welcoming to those with chemical sensitivities.

 

March Meeting: Conference Proposal Workshop

Thinking of submitting a talk idea to a technical conference? Bring your ideas and drafts to this evening’s Code ‘n’ Splode for feedback and advice. We’ll follow a casual workshop format.

This sprint is geared towards Open Source Bridge, whose proposal deadline is this Friday, but you can work on and get feedback on proposals for any conference.

See you there!

February Meeting: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Getting Things Done

Amye Scavarda (@msamye) and Leslie Hawthorn (@lhawthorn) will present The Smart Woman’s Guide to Getting Things Done: 7 Essential Skills to Cultivate for Career Happiness

See you there!